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Magic and Mystery in Tibet 1932 [Paperback]

Alexandra David Neel , A. D'Arsonval

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Oct. 15 2004
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Pub Co (Oct. 15 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141797754X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1417977543
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #992,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Honest and candid description of her spiritual experiences in Tibet in the 1920s Sept. 30 2009
By Jerome Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
David-Neel describes her spiritual experiences in Tibet, meeting lamas and visiting monasteries, practicing meditation and breathing exercises, and witnessing psychic phenomena like the control of body heat, having visions, and past life recollection. In one chapter she describes the lung-gom-pas runners who run incredible distances while in a trance, warming themselves in the snow through psychic heat.

I really liked these adventure books for their honest descriptions of an earlier, purer Tibetan culture, long before the Chinese invasion. She writes honestly and candidly about the customs and values of the people she meets, neither romanticizing nor criticizing.

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